AGNI 35

Essays

The Nature of Poetry

The Woman in the Garden

Prologue: Marlborough Gallery October 1970

Who Do We Think We Are?

On War Tax Resistance

Fiction

Nana

By Marjorie Agosín

Translated by Elizabeth Horan

The Gold Bracelet

By Marjorie Agosín

Translated by Elizabeth Horan

The Bayou

Toward the Golden City

The Edger Man

Absent Without Leave

Poetry

The Director: Hoover, Edgar J.

By Ai

Justice in Mexico City

For Ellery

From Memory

Thoughts on Formal Logic

By Yuri Arabov

Translated by Forrest Gander & Sara Dickinson

Eugenio Montale’s “Xenia II”

My Quarrel with Queen Anne’s Lace

Ladies of the Necropolis

Memo on the Hereafter

Haircut on Via di Mezzo

Of People Who Attempt To Relate By Demanding What Psychologists Term “Negative Reinforcement”

Interrogation

By Lamplight

I Remember Toscanini

Emilio Roma Is Dead

The Dream’s Restlessness

By Yves Bonnefoy

Translated by Lisa Sapinkopf

Nocturnal on the Winter Solstice

Suburban Education

Gazing Through the Night

On Fleeing His City

Dead Winter

Finding Words

Boston Fog

Neither Scholar Nor Spy

The Vigneron

Hush Yo Mouf

The Man in the Dark Room

A Shaved and Uncombed Universe

On the Removal of Troops from Afghanistan

By Aleksandr Eremenko

Translated by Forrest Gander & Sara Dickinson

Pietá Rondanini

By Richard Exner

Translated by Richard Exner & Martha Collins

Last Portrait

By Richard Exner

Translated by Richard Exner & Martha Collins

Last Days

By Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Translated by Andrew McCord

Colette Was Right

A Piece of the Wall

Molior to his First Wife

Two Angels Torturing a Soul

Isn’t She Not a Bird

By Nina Iskrenko

Translated by Forrest Gander & Mala Kotamraju

Transportation

By Esther Jansma

Translated by Esther Jansma & Steve Orlen

Plaza Real, Barcelona

By Esther Jansma

Translated by Esther Jansma & Steve Orlen

On Liberty

By Péter Kántor

Translated by László Baránszky

To My Teacher

Uneasy Rider

Meditations on a Smoothing Iron

The Death of the Village Post Office

After Eden

Leaving the Middle Years

Stuttering to Rainer, In Darkness

By Balázs Mezei

Translated by Gregory S. d’Elia

Daily Dilemma

Clones

Provincetown: Invocation

Salamander

South Southwest

Life Sentence

Double Vision

Gnostic Blessing I

At the End of September

The Book of Persephone

Yusuf Abdulla Jaffer & Co.

Counterpoint

Czechek’s Stamps

Two Crucifixions

from Children: #4

thin white light

I Tried to Write a Poem About This Once a Year for Thirteen Years

Fishing

Reviews

Form and the Father: On Mark Rudman’s Poetry

By Linda Orr

Translated by Mark Rudman

Explore new worlds and relive our twentieth anniversary year with AGNI 35, a collection imbued with a powerful sense of places and spaces. Sven Birkerts suggests that the act of reading is “the positing of an elsewhere.” Accordingly, these pages interrogate the relationship between self and place, beginning with discussions of taxation (an epigraph from Thomas Jefferson sets the tone) and then expanding into notions of foreignness, familiarity, and belonging. Together, these poems, stories, and essays examine how language can serve—-or fail to serve—-as a conduit for the self. Curl up with a copy of AGNI 35 and “posit an elsewhere” with the help of great writers including Jessica Treadway, Marjorie Agosín, Lawrence Rosenwald, Joseph Lease, William Arrowsmith, Yves Bonnefoy, Sophie Cabot Black, Jason  Shinder, James Laughlin, William Corbett, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Cyrus Cassells, Yusef  Komunyakaa, Gail Mazur, and Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

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